Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)
BA SCORE
3.86/5
112 Ratings
Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with whole juniper bushes, farmhouse ale yeast (brettanomyces) and a touch of smoke. Like a Viking Saison, yeah.

Added by Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
112
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Light golden color, slightly cloudy with huge white head and incredibly sticky lacing. Head remains extraordinarily strong. Clearly saison yeast smell, slight funk, citrus as well.

Whoa, the taste kicks you in the teeth and is completely different from the smell. I suppose it's the Juniper as it's something I've never tasted before. Slightly medicinal, and herbaceous. It's somewhat offputting. Not the worst taste, but certainly not what I was looking for. This seems to be a common theme in the import series. I love Stillwater's saisons, but the flavor is too unbalanced and spicy. Still, there is a great beer under here somewhere.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy yellow/golden amber color with a ton of white carbonation. The carbonation fades very slowly.

Smell: Very herbal and slightly earthy. I'm getting some light malt and some yeast. Also a very light citrus note.

Taste: More interesting than the smell. I'm still getting some earthy herbal notes. There is some Belgian spice from the yeast, which is one of the flavors that dominates. In the background there is a pleasant fruitiness, some white grape and citrus. The yeast flavor joins with a slight tartness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with too much carbonation and a dry finish. The carbonation may be due to the age of this bottle.

Overall: The smell wasn't very interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. I would search this out again and open it right away.

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3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber, no visible date on it

A — Pours a light caramel color, slightest bit of haze to it, just a light and off-white colored head sits on top as well.

S — Smells of light yeasty esters, little bit of a pine and juniper hint on the nose.

T — Taste is dominated by smoke, major smokiness here, but under it all there is a real vegetal, burnt character as well. Like a juniper bush got incinerated and put in a beer. Wish there was a better balance of flavors.

M — Medium bodied, quite a long and lingering finish.

O — OK overall, could use more balance of smoke and vegetation.

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A - Very lacey cream head on a deep golden pour.

S - Sharply sour, lemon and tart funk.

T - Hot dog water - the taste of a sour beer combined with wood or smoke. Sour with a metallic aftertaste. A woody geuze.

M - Very light, like eating citrus, almost astringent.

Definitely an acquired taste. Something odd happens when you add wood or smoke flavors to saisons, farmhouse ales, or lambics that reminds me of hot dog water. I know people who love these flavors, I'm not one of them.

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Debauched (Import Series Vol. 5) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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